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Aldous Huxley 's Brave New World

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o read Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is to understand the fear for the future during the 1930’s. Widely considered ahead of its time, Brave New World is one of the most influential novels regarding the destructive outcome of genetic and public manipulation through regime control. The story contrasts two worlds: the traditional world where the “savages” reside and the new World State: a negative utopia where unrestrained sexual freedom, reproductive technology, and mind numbing drugs run rampant.
Aldous Huxley was born in England, July 26, 1894 to an elite family of revered social status (“Aldous”). Being born into a family of physicians and biologists, young Aldous was expected to pursue a career in medicine and science, yet couldn’t because of childhood blindness (J. Huxley). Writing came easily to Huxley, and is best known for his novel, Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited. The Doors of Perception was also a popular publication of Huxley’s, which documents his experience while hallucinating on mescaline (“Aldous”). This short book would eventually inspire musician Jim Morrison, who named his band The Doors. Brave New World is a novel of dystopian fiction written in 1931 and published in 1932, a relatively brief amount of time for a cult classic (J. Huxley). After the novel was first published, it was banned in Ireland and India due to its sexual and oppressive nature (“Aldous”). When Huxley wrote Brave New World in 1931 it was at the beginning of a
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